a very quick and basic recipe for you guys today! it’s not even a recipe so much as a rifle through your pantry, and throwing things in a jar.
i’m that person who is always one ingredient short of a recipe. with tacos it is, without fail, the little packets of seasoning. no matter how many i buy, i never have one when i need it. googling substitute spices one sachet-less evening made me realise it would be easier to make up my own batch of homemade taco seasoning to have on hand at all times – and now, i am never without.
the quantities you see here will make roughly the equivalent of one sachet of seasoning, so if you are just making enough to use for one meal, follow these measurements. usually, i make about ten times this amount, and store it in an airtight glass jar.
to make one sachet worth, you will need:
- 1 tbsp chilli powder
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
place all the ingredients in a jar, lid on, and give it a good shake shake shake. really put your shoulders and hips into it. rrrrrrrrumba. hope no one saw you. and you’re good to go! just multiply the quantities to make a whole jar full, and you’ll be well seasoned, always.
this recipe for cookie dough dip has always been a hugely popular one on the blog (you can see the original post here). we brought it out again for our spoonfuls of comfort series on videojug for this week’s episode.
this dip is so quick and easy, and will be making a number of appearances in my house over party season. i also love the idea of serving individual portions of this for dessert at a dinner party – with each person getting their own little bowl of dip and dipping tools to themselves.
who said dips had to be savoury anyway?
p.s. if you’ve missed any of other video posts, you can find them all here
confession time: i made this recipe months ago (and even instagrammed it), and then committed the ultimate bloggers’ sin… i forgot to blog about it. i don’t know how it happened, and i apologise for keeping this delicious, wonderful dessert from you for so long. it’s called a peanut butter cheesecake pie, but actually, as wondrous as that sounds alone, the name doesn’t even do this recipe justice. Continue reading
most mornings my breakfast usually consists of a protein shake at my desk after an early morning gym session.
it’s quick and convenient, plus i genuinely like the taste. i’ve had my fair share of weird looks from colleagues over the years. no, i’m not trying to be a bodybuilder, no, it won’t make you fat and no, you won’t turn into the hulk drinking shakes. Continue reading
in terms of comfort food, apple crumble and apple pie rank pretty highly for me. either of those drowning in molten butterscotch sauce, is essentially a big hug from mum, while wearing a onesie, in front of a fire. this butterscotch apple crumble pie is more crumble than pie, but when i make it, it is always in my favourite pie dish, and the spices used remind me of my favourite apple pie recipe, so i couldn’t decide which to name it. Continue reading